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Prep Period; Lacrosse's growth in Ventura County

4/19/2018
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On the day Cal Lutheran University, Ventura County's only four-year collegiate athletic program, announced it would launch a women's lacrosse program, Joe Curley and Bob Buttitta discuss the sports growth, as well as set the stage for the boys and girls lax playoffs in the coming weeks.

Duration:00:22:05

Prep Period: Races on the diamond and links

4/19/2018
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On this week's edition of Prep Period, Joe Curley breaks down the softball races as the league season heats up. Bob Buttitta describes the balance of power shifting in boys golf. The Ventura Orthopedics Athletes of the Week are named.

Duration:00:23:52

Prep Period: Baseball overview

4/5/2018
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Who has the arms? Who's in the toughest league? Who has a chance to make a real run at a Southern Section title? Loren Ledin joins Joe Curley to discuss the storylines surrounding the 2018 prep baseball season.

Duration:00:12:49

Prep Period: Jim Benkert hired at Simi Valley

4/4/2018
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Jim Benkert, one of the winningest football coaches in Ventura County history, was hired at Simi Valley High last month, not long after a shocking departure from Oaks Christian School. Benkert, who coached the Lions to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship last fall, is taking his talents to the Canyon League. Joe Curley and Loren Ledin react to the news.

Duration:00:13:57

Prep Period: Joey Hoffman from Manila

4/3/2018
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Joe Curley speaks with Ventura's Joey Hoffman, who is in Manila, helping prepare the Philippines women's national team in its attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time this month. The team will compete for five World Cup spots in this month's Asian Cup in Amman, Jordan.

Duration:00:23:01

Prep Period: Cole Tracy to the Bayou

3/21/2018
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Joe Curley speaks to Cole Tracy (Camarillo/Newbury Park High), the winner of the 2017 Fred Mitchell Award as the top college placekicker from beyond FBS, on how he moved from Division 2 Assumption College in central Massachusetts to SEC country at Louisiana State. Also, Ventura Orthopedic Athletes of the Week are announced from Newbury Park High and Oaks Christian School.

Duration:00:27:37

Prep Period: A Look Towards Spring

3/16/2018
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Loren Ledin takes a first glance at what the spring season will look like locally, including baseball, softball, track, volleyball and swimming news. The Ventura Orthopedic Athletes of the Week are a Channel Islands boys volleyball player and a Buena High softball player. Joe Curley joins Bob Buttitta to break down the Ventura High girls soccer team's epic CIF Southern California Division IV championship.

Duration:00:27:16

Prep Period: All-County girls basketball

3/8/2018
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Joe Curley speaks with prep editor Loren Ledin and sports editor Jon Catalini as they put together the All-County girls basketball teams, sponsored by Ventura Orthopedics.

Duration:00:19:05

Prep Period: Boys basketball All-County

3/7/2018
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With the CIF-Southern Section playoffs in the rearview mirror, Joe Curley and Loren Ledin are joined by sports editor Jon Catalini to discuss putting together the Star's All-County boys basketball teams, including the biggest issue, whether to pick Oak Park's Riley Battin, Camarillo's Jaime Jaquez or someone else as the Star's Ventura Orthopedic All-County Player of the Year.

Duration:00:28:32

Prep Period: CIF-SS finals preview

3/2/2018
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The Star Sports staff breaks down the seven CIF-Southern Section basketball and soccer finals on Saturday that feature Ventura County teams. Loren Ledin will cover Grace Brethren girls basketball in Division 5AA, Hueneme High girls basketball in Division 5AAA and St. Bonaventure High boys basketball in Division 4AA. Bob Buttitta will cover the Foothill Tech boys and girls basketball doubleheader in at Azusa Pacifica Divisions 5AA and 4AA, respectively. Joe Curley will cover Ventura High...

Duration:00:37:24

Prep Period: Jim Benkert resigns

2/15/2018
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Prep editor Loren Ledin and sports editor Jon Catalini join Joe Curley for a rapid reaction episode of Prep Period on Jim Benkert's shock resignation as Oaks Christian School football coach.

Duration:00:23:24

Prep Period: Down the winter stretch

2/7/2018
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Loren Ledin may be playing hurt this week, but it doesn't stop the Star's Prep Editor from joining Joe Curley to break down the all 24 basketball and soccer races entering the final week of the regular season. Who's already clinched? Who's on the cusp of a title? Prep Period has it covered.

Duration:00:16:45

Prep Period: Battin and Jaquez

2/1/2018
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Ventura County's top two boys basketball players, Oak Park senior Riley Battin and Camarillo junior Jaime Jaquez, met for the first time in two seasons on Jan. 19. They did not disappoint. Jaquez scored 46 points, but the Eagles stayed unbeaten in the Coastal Canyon League in Battin's career. Joe Curley, who covered the game for the Star, discusses the event with Bob Buttitta. Then you hear from the stars themselves in interviews recorded immediately following Oak Park's 69-67 win.

Duration:00:20:50

Prep Period: Ventura County All-Star football

2/1/2018
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Bob Buttitta joins Joe Curley to give his thoughts on covering the 45th annual Ventura County All-Star football game, sponsored by the Downtown Lions Club, on Jan. 19 at Ventura College. Buttitta compares Rio Mesa High QB Austin Maciel to a big-name quarterback. Buttitta also interviews Westlake High quarterback Jake Kaplinski and receiver Michael Carner, who led the East to a dramatic comeback to edge the West with seconds remaining. He also checks in with Oxnard High safety Adrien Vasquez.

Duration:00:19:11

Prep Period: Girls water polo overview

1/25/2018
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Bob Buttitta, who covers aquatics for the Star, joins Joe Curley to take a wide-angle look at the girls' water polo season. Topics include the new CIF-SS postseason format, what Agoura's future shift to the CCL means to the balance of power locally and Oaks Christian's rise in the Marmonte League.

Duration:00:12:19

Prep Period: Wrestling overview

1/24/2018
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Joe Curley brings in Bob Buttitta, who covers wrestling for the Star, to give his birds-eye view of the sport in Ventura County this season and how the Thomas Fire has affected things in the Channel League. After a break, Buttitta breaks down two of the biggest duel matches of the season Pacifica-Rio Mesa and this week's Royal-Simi rivalry showdown.

Duration:00:17:30

Prep Period: Girls soccer overview

1/18/2018
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Bob Buttitta takes over hosting duties to interview Joe Curley, the Star's soccer reporter, on the girls soccer season, as a whole. Storylines include the U.S. Soccer Development Academy's launch and its affect on the Marmonte League, Moorpark being challenged by Camarillo in the Coastal Canyon League, Oxnard's five-year dominance of the Pacific View League being challenged by Pacifica and how the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide have interrupted the final season of the Channel League.

Duration:00:25:27

Prep Period: Boys soccer overview

1/18/2018
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Bob Buttitta takes over the hosting duties to interview Joe Curley, the Star's soccer reporter, on the boys soccer season. Storylines include how Ventura, Buena and Foothill Tech have handled the Thomas Fire, Hueneme, Pacifica and Channel Islands in the final season of the All-Oxnard Pacific View League, the Santa Paula-Fillmore rivalry renewing in the Tri-Valley League and Santa Clara's rise a defending CIF-SS champion.

Duration:00:24:56

Prep Period: Girls basketball overview

1/9/2018
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Hueneme High girls basketball hasn't had a winning season in nearly three decades. But the Vikings enter Pacific View League play 10-3. Prep Editor Loren Ledin joins Joe Curley on Prep Period, sponsored by Ventura Orthopedic, to discuss Hueneme and other big stories as Ventura County girls basketball opens league play this week.

Duration:00:17:47

Prep Period: Boys basketball overview

1/9/2018
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Prep Period is back for the winter season! And it's added a sponsor in Ventura Orthopedics. Joe Curley welcomes Prep Editor Loren Ledin to take a wide-angle view of the boys basketball season as league campaigns open this week.

Duration:00:15:34

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